‘Smallville’ actress and former NXIVM member Allison Mack released from jail early

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Actress Allison Mack was released early from jail after serving two years of her three-year prison sentence.

According to an article from the Hollywood Reporter, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons database,  her release date was on July 3. She was interred at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California.

Mack was arrested in April 2018 for racketeering charges related to NXIVM, a self-help organization that turned out to be a front for a sex cult operated by Keith Raniere who proclaimed himself as Vanguard. Her role as a member of NXIVM was to recruit women to the organization where they were abused by Raniere. 

A year before Mack was sentenced in 2021, Raniere was sentenced to 120 years for sex trafficking and other crimes. The so-called Vanguard is currently serving in a federal prison in Tucson, Arizona. 

Mack was known for her role as Chloe Sullivan in The CW series, “Smallville” which centers around a teenage Clark Kent growing up to become the iconic superhero, Superman. Chloe was a best friend and confidant to Clark Kent, played by Tom Welling. Over a couple seasons, Mack’s role in the series gradually lessened when she got further involved with NXIVM. 

The criminal activity surrounding NXIVM was brought to light by a 2017 The New York Times article by Barry Meier. The article chronicled the horrific night Sarah Edmondson, a Canadian actress, experienced when she was branded with a cauterizing pen as part of an initiation ritual by female sorority D.O.S, or Domius Obsequius Sororium, which is Latin for “lord of the obedient female companions.” 

Edmondson and other members of the sorority were told that if they were to ever divulge anything about the group, their darkest or most embarrassing secrets would be released to the public. The sorority had several “masters” who would recruit women to the sorority. Mack was one of the top masters of the group. 

In addition to The New York Times article, the exploits of Mack and NXIVM were covered by the HBO documentary series “The Vow” and Starz documentary series “Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult.” In his Podcast “Inside of You,” Mack’s former “Smallville” co-star, Michael Rosenbaum, who portrayed Lex Luthor, also spoke to Sarah Edmondson about Mack’s involvement in NXIVM on his podcast “Inside of You” and recalled an altercation that occurred at his house when the actress came over with friends. 

Brian Adigwu

Brian of Earth-16 is a podcaster for the Geek Talk with Brian of Earth-16 and a contributing writer/journalist for the Daily Planet. You can also hear Brian on the DC Comics Geeks Nation podcast. When not writing, Brian enjoys going to the world of comic books, TV shows, video games, and pro-wrestling. He also loves listening to other podcasts and having a philosophical conversation.

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